Workers' Compensation For Medical And Caregiver Occupations
Hospital and health care workers make up the largest concentration of workers by industry in New York. Employers like the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the Catholic Hospitals, independent community hospitals, nursing homes, assisted care facilities and home health care agencies employ more than 100,000 people in the New York City area, including many in Queens and Long Island.
Health care jobs can often be some of the most physically demanding and for this reason accidents and injuries are common. Nurses, nurses' aides and other caregivers have one of the highest rates of job-related injuries, including back injuries that are potentially career-ending. Employers and insurance companies know this, but it does not stop them from disputing claims unfairly or trying to minimize their employees' injuries. Injured health care workers often face pressure from administrators to "soldier on" or return to work.
The hospitals and insurance companies have their lawyers, and you should likewise have strong legal counsel. Asserting your workers' compensation rights is an adversarial process. Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., is one of New York's most respected workers' compensation firms. We regularly represent health care employees throughout Queens and Long Island.
Workers' Compensation For Nurses And Other Health Care Workers
Our workers' compensation lawyers have represented nurses (union and nonunion), nurses' aides, lab technicians, orderlies, hospice workers, nursing home aides, in-home care workers, dental hygienists, maintenance workers, elevator workers, electricians, plumbers and others in the medical industry. Our clients include many union members from Local 1199, SEIU and the New York State Nurses' Association. Our experienced lawyers are familiar with the job duties and workplace dangers in hospitals and health care jobs, including:
- Back injury from lifting or assisting patients
- Lifting injuries in electrical, plumbing and maintenance jobs
- Slip-and-fall injuries on tiled floors
- Hospital-acquired infections (MRSA)
- Needle poke exposure (hepatitis, HIV)
- Assaults and other injuries inflicted by patients
- Oxygen tanks (fires or explosions)
- Latex allergic reaction
Back injuries, shoulder injuries and knee injuries are common in nursing and related jobs and one of the leading causes of disability leaves. Our job is to ensure that those who care for others get the medical care they themselves need to recover their health and protect their careers.
Workers' Comp Lawyers Experienced With
Nurse Injuries And Hospital And Health Care Claims
We understand the issues in health care worker injury claims, including the special considerations for union members. We urge you to contact us even before you file a workers' compensation claim, but we can also step in if your claim is denied or in progress and your employer tries to reduce or terminate your benefits. Our attorneys are skilled advocates in hearings and appeals at all levels, and we represent injured workers in negotiating lump-sum settlements.
For a free consultation, call us toll free at 800-671-4927 or email us. Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco has six convenient offices across New York City and Long Island.